LEARN TO FLY FISH PROGRAM

The GGACC's Learn to Fly Fish Program (the "LTFF program") is offered primarily for new Club members who have already learned to make basic casts with a fly rod and want to put their new casting ability to good use on the water. The goal of the LTFF program is to teach fly fishing knowledge and skills to beginners so they can better enjoy our great sport.

Through a combination of classroom teaching, in-the-pond casting instruction, and mentored or guided fishing outings (called "fish-outs"), the comprehensive 3 year LTFF program helps its students learn both how to fly fish and where to go in Northern California and beyond.  It is one of the most popular programs offered by the GGACC.

NOTE:  The LTFF program and its fish-outs are not intended for the club's more experienced fly fishers.  The Club's Rendezvous (Rondy) Program is designed for them.  "Rondies" are not mentored and are therefore offered exclusively to experienced fly fishers.  LTFF program graduates can participate in the Rondy Program, but it is off limits to all current LTFF students or any other beginners.

The LTFF's mentored program is 3 years long for most of its students.  It starts with the Beginners Class (Step 1) for the first year; a Novice Class (Step 2) in the second year; and an Intermediate Class (Step 3) in the final year.  The LTFF students can expect to make many new friends and hopefully some life-long fishing buddies.

The LTFF program is open only to GGACC members who have paid club dues for each year of their participation in the program.  You can join the club and pay annual dues online at the Club's website: www.ggacc.org.  Dues paid in December cover the following calendar year for new or current members.

Prospective students for each year's LTFF program must sign-up, beginning in December of the prior year, for the first posted February Class Day for the Beginner (Step 1) or Novice (Step 2) classes on the club Events calendar at ggacc.org.  Enrollment is on a "first to register" basis.  Students from the previous year's Beginner or Novice classes will have registration priority, and will receive an advance email alert for signing up for the coming year's Novice or Intermediate class.

Entering participants in the LTFF program should be able to make both a roll cast and an overhead cast with a single-hand fly rod to a distance of 25-40 feet.  They should have (or will purchase after the classroom sessions) their own fly rod (preferably a 9' long 5 weight) with fly reel and a matching floating fly line (i.e., a WF5F line); breathable chest waders; wading boots; and a wading staff.  Outfitted with this minimum equipment, they receive specialized casting instruction in the ponds during Step 1 & 2 classes (when club rods are also available) and can participate in the LTFF program's fish-outs offered for their class.

Those coming into the program with previous fly fishing experience may petition the Program Director (see contact info below) for written approval to skip the Beginner class and register for the Novice class instead.   This approval will be based on a verbal or written explanation of the applicant's prior experience, which at a minimum should include the ability to successfully fish small streams on their own, including the ability to select their own flies, tie up their own two-fly nymphing and dry-dropper rigs, and wade safely.  Having fly fished only with guides is not considered sufficient experience to qualify as a Novice.

LTFF students are strongly encouraged to attend the Club's monthly Free Casting Lessons at the GGACC's ponds, and the Skills Building Program lectures (also free) These lessons and lectures are usually offered on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Step 1 & 2 students must be enrolled in their respective "class day" events before signing up for any of that class's scheduled fish-outs.  A release form must be signed to participate in fish-outs.  Not all students can be guaranteed a spot in each fish-out since the number of openings is limited.  An online wait list option is offered whenever the event limit is reached.  Any drop-outs will be replaced from the wait list until it is exhausted, after which it is the responsibility of the registrant to find his or her own replacement.

The fees charged for the classes and fish-outs are the minimum necessary to cover the LTFF program's costs.  Since this program is self-supporting and is not covered by membership dues, the fees are typically not refundable, but are negotiable between the respective parties for anyone taking over a fish-out spot from a paid registrant.

Pending weather, water conditions, availability, and participation, the following fish-outs (for trout unless otherwise noted) are the likely minimum planned for each class:

Step 1 Beginner Fish-outs:  North Yuba River, Main Yuba River

Step 2 Novice Fish-outs:  Luk Lake (primarily for bass), Lower Sacramento River, American River, NF Stanislaus River, Hat Creek

Step 3 Intermediate Fish-outs:  Pyramid Lake (NV), Lower Sac (for shad), Surf (for surf perch), Missouri River (MT), SF Bay (for striped bass), Upper Sac & McCloud Rivers, and Trinity River (for steelhead)

For any questions about the LTFF program, please contact either the program director (John Murphy,  650-799-1695, jmurphy7599@gmail.com) or a listed class leader.

Upcoming events

    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sacramento River out of Dunsmuir, CA
    • 1
    Register

    This Friday-Saturday, June 21-22, 2019 fish-out on the Upper Sacramento River is initially offered to only the 2019 Intermediate (3rd yr.) registered students in the club's "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) Program.  LTFF alums or other club members may be invited to sign up later if this fish-out is not entirely filled by the current LTFF Intermediate class.

    The Upper Sacramento River is one of Northern California's best known fly fishing rivers for rainbow and brown trout due to all the wadeable riffles and pocket water, especially in its upper stretches, which are relatively easy to access from both Interstate 5 and the railroad tracks that parallel much of the river from Lamoine at the south end up to the Cantara railroad bridge that's just north of the historic town of Dunsmuir.  Unlike the Lower Sacramento River, a big tailwater river, that flows out of Lake Shasta, this upper river follows a much more picturesque landscape of forested mountainsides and canyons, including the stunning mountain crags in Castle Crags State Park that borders this river. Most of the Interstate exits along I-5 here lead to some sort of access to the river.  

    Join this fish-out to learn some of the very best places to fish this gorgeous river with the very knowlegable Steve Slater from Lost Coast Outfitters as your guide for this tour and your teacher for tight-line nymphing.  Your fish-out leader will be John Murphy. 

    Unless told otherwise, the group will meet-up for this fishout each morning at 7:00am at the iconic Ted Fay Fly Shop in downtown Dunsmuir (located at 5732 Dunsmuir Ave., across from the historic California Theater).  To get there, use the Central Dunsmuir exit from I-5 (Exit #730) and turn on to Dunsmuir Ave. You'll have a chance when the shop first opens then to pick up whatever additional flies or other gear you may need and to meet the current shop owner and master fly-tier Bob Grace, who (besides being a real gentleman) is a gold mine of knowledge about the "Upper Sac" and willingly shares this info with all his customers. 

    For those wanting to camp with Steve and John, you may reserve a campsite for yourself in Castle Crags State Park (www.reservecalifornia.com, $25/night) which is a short distance south of Dunsmuir and has showers in the Upper and Lower Loops, or perhaps you'd prefer to reserve yourself a campsite in the private campground at nearby Railroad Park Resort.  Otherwise, you are on your own to find lodging in Dunsmuir or (only a few miles north) in Mt. Shasta. For lunches on Friday and Saturday, the group will likely make a stop in town to pick-up sandwiches for ourselves as we caravan from one spot on the river to another.  You will need to take care of making or getting all your own meals otherwise, unless the group chooses to dine together (no-host) one night in one of several spots in Dunsmuir -- from the micro-pub "Dunsmuir Brewery Works" to the burger joint "Zak's on 5" to the rather upscale "Cafe Maddalena" (although reservations are usually needed well in advance for this best restaurant in the area).  Steve knows the area well and can probably direct you to several more options.

    This fish-out is limited to the first 8 Intermediate students to register.  The time and date that online registration opens will be announced to the class by email.

    Registration fee is $195 which includes 2 days of the guide's fee and a selection of flies, but not the cost of lodging, campground fees, meals, or a nominal guide gratuity. 

    Contacts for this fish-out:  John B. Murphy  (jmurphy7599@gmail.com)

    Steve Slater, Lost Coast Outfitters,  work ph. 408-961-6450

    • 28 Jun 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 01 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • meet at Fowlers Campground, 5 mi. east of McCloud, CA
    Register

    These two Upper McCloud River Fish-outs on Friday-Saturday, June 28-29 (Group 1) and Sunday-Monday, June 30-July 1 (Group 2) are exclusively intended for currently registered Beginner (STEP 1) students in the GGACC's "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) program. Online registration will be opened at a date and time to be announced to the entire LTFF Beginner Class via email. Registration for these fish-outs is limited and based on a first-to-register basis only.  There will be 12 openings for each group.  Registration is limited to only one group initially, unless advised otherwise by the LTFF program director.

    No doubt you have heard of the McCloud River if you have talked with many fly anglers in Northern California, since it is truly one of our state's most treasured fisheries for rainbow and brown trout.  However, most of that reputation comes from the larger Lower McCloud River that comes out of the McCloud Reservoir and runs down to Lake Shasta through some picturesque but rugged canyons that cross both public and private lands, including limited access into the Nature Conservancy waters and members-only access to some very exclusive club water.  The Lower McCloud is particularly well-known for big browns that come out of Lake Shasta in the fall to spawn.  But the Lower McCloud is not a good river for teaching Beginners how to fly fish, especially in the spring, so we are headed for the first time this year to the smaller Upper McCloud River instead, in the section of the river best known to campers, sightseers, and hikers for its scenic Lower Falls and Middle Falls.  

    Since much of the water for the Upper McCloud River comes from springs, we're hoping to find a little less run-off and high water than currently expected on Sierra streams, giving us a chance to hopefully teach you dry fly, dry-dropper, and indicator nymphing techniques as well as how to read water and wade safely.  Since this is unfamiliar water to your fish-out leader, he has hired 3 professional guides each day to serve as your "instructors" for 3 groupings of 4 students each. These guides will be primarily teaching and not acting as normal guides would -- meaning that they are not going to be doing everything that they would normally do for you (except casting and catching the fish), especially since they will have four of you to be working with and not the usual limit of just two anglers per guide.

    Under the watchful eyes of these guides, the students will be deciding how and where to start fishing, rigging up their own rods, selecting and tying on their own flies, untangling their own casting messes, and landing their own fish (hopefully). The guides will be helping to instruct you wherever you need it and offering suggestions about the required casting techniques, how to approach the water and what to look for there, while helping you select a target for your cast and suggesting how to move safely into position for that cast.  You learn best by listening carefully and then attempting it on your own with subsequent critique from your guide about your mistakes. Review your class hand-outs beforehand as needed. 

    Meeting Location EACH morning at 8:30AM:  UON, you will meet and check in with your fish-out leader each morning in Fowlers Campground at a specific location there still to be confirmed with the guides.  Before the guides arrive at 9:00AM, you will need to make your own sandwiches from provided supplies, pick up or fill water bottles, and then wader-up to be ready to go with your assigned guide (but don't assemble or string your rods until told to do so by the guide).  You'll also need to pinch the barbs on your provided flies and put them in your fly box on the first morning. 

    Fowlers Campground is 5 miles east of the town of McCloud on CA Hwy 89 and about 1 mi. south of the highway on Fowler Public Camp Rd.  Look for a sign "Fowlers / Lower Falls" and turn right just after the sign to go another mile south.  Once you cross River Loop Rd., the left fork goes to the campground and the right fork goes to the day use area for the Lower Falls.  Watch for further info about where to park.  GPS Coord. for the campground:  Lat. 41.2448556, Long. -122.0232556

    Camping or Lodging Options:   You are on your own for finding or booking your own accommodations each night.  

    Fowlers Campground (EL 3300') is very popular and most of its 39 campsites were sold out back in January when reservations (at recreation.gov) were first opened for our dates -- before this fish-out was even considered to be added to the Beginner program.  But it may have as many as 8 walk-up (non-reservable campsites), one of which might just happen to be open when you arrive (max. stay is 15 days and most of these sites are probably $15 cash per night).  A nearby group camp (Camp 4) was also reserved by others too early for our having any way of getting it this year.   

    The best chance for a nearby campsite is probably at the Cattle Camp Campground (at EL 3700') that does not have any reservable campsites.  All 27 walk-up campsites there are suitable for both tent and RV camping with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, and piped drinking water.  This campground is about 5 miles upstream (east) of Fowlers Campground off Tate Creek Road. The sites are $15 per night with a max. stay of 14 days.  To get to Cattle Camp CG, drive east 10.5 miles from the McCloud Ranger Station on CA-89.  Look for a sign on the left side of the hwy for Cattle Camp Campground and turn right (south) at the sign.  Go approx. 1/3 mile farther and then left into the campground.  GPS:  Lat. 41.25937011  Long. -121.9396524

    The next closest tent camping option, again with no reservable sites, is the undeveloped Algoma Campground (EL 3800') farther upstream at the end of the McCloud River Trail that has 8 user-created camp areas with one vault toilet, but no drinking water (and no fee).  To find it, go 13 miles east of the McCloud Ranger Station on CA-89 and watch for a turn-off for Algoma (Stouts Meadow) and turn right at a cross-country skier sign to go 1 more mile. GPS:  Lat. 41.2566335808 Long. -121.8830887

    There is an RV park in McCloud and campgrounds a few miles south of Dunsmuir at Castle Crags State Park and the private Railroad Park Resort.  There is likely at least one inn in tiny McCloud, but no motels. There are motel options along I-5 in Mt. Shasta (where CA-89 takes off from I-5), 6mi. south of there in Dunsmuir, and a little farther north in Weed.

    Gear Needed:  Other than any camping gear that you may decide to bring, your fishing and other gear should include:  a 4 or 5 wt fly rod with floating line, at least 2-3 9ft. 4X leaders, mono tippet spools in 3X-5X, (optionally) fluoro tippet in 4X-5X, a few medium sized indicators of your choice, split-shot in at least AB & BB sizes, forceps, nippers, gel (or liquid) silicon fly floatant, dry-shake dessicant floatant, and a small or medium sized fly box (preferably watertight).  You will be supplied with a selection of about 2 dozen flies that should be enough for this one outing, but bring some of your own if you have any now just in case. 

    Bring a pack of some sort or a fishing vest suitable to carry your fishing gear, lunch, and at least 1-2 bottles of water, plus a packable rain jacket or water resistant shell if there is any chance of rain or cool weather.  You must have a wading staff with a lanyard, a hat with brim or bill, polarized sunglasses, and at least one wading belt for your waders.  

    Bring waders and wading boots (felt-soled or studded rubber-soled) and, if you think that you might prefer to wet-wade if its hot, a pair of neoprene guard socks (to wear over cotton wading socks to both fill your wading boots and help keep sand out of your socks).

    Don't forget your fishing license (it's a long drive back to get a duplicate copy), sunscreen, and bug repellent.   Optional gear includes sungloves, a buff, a landing net on a stretchy lanyard, a marine safety whistle, tiny first aid kit, small toilet paper or kleenex pack, and a little note book & pencil and maybe a stream thermometer if you are really getting into it.  

    If you hope to tent camp and have never tried this before, look to REI.com for a suggested list of camping gear, most of which they can rent to you if you are not inclined to purchase it all for the first time or two. 

    Registration fee of $300.00 covers the guides' fees (but not gratuities of $25-35 per day), lunches, and provided flies.  It does not cover campground fees or other lodging, meals other than the two lunches, travel costs, or guide gratuities.

    Students should remember to personally thank and tip their guide at the end of each day (based on how much you learned, not how many fish you caught) since you will likely be assigned a different guide each day. 

    Registrations must be completed by paying the fee online to entitle you to a spot. There are no refunds possible if you are unable to go after having completed your registration unless there is someone on a waitlist willing to pay that fee to replace you. 

    As soon as the registrations are mostly filled, you will be getting rosters of the registrants in each group and their contact info so that you may choose to reach out to your group about carpools, sharing rooms, etc. 

    For questions, contact your fish-out leader:  John Murphy (jmurphy7599@gmail.com)




    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 16 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Missouri River at Craig, Montana
    • 0
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    This extremely popular fish-out is what most of you have waited your 3 years in the LTFF program for:  The Intermediate Class's trip to Montana always seems to be the highlight for most students in the program and is the one trip that just about everyone who goes each year ends up pleading to get the chance to go again.

    But we can never promise that and I can never take more than at most 11 from the class each year.  So, if you can possibly be one of the lucky 11 students that gets to go this year for 3 days of fabulous guided drift fishing (after arriving Friday, July 12, and not leaving before Tuesday, July 16), you'll want to do it.  These dates are a little later than in past years, but still on the weekend following the July 4th weekend (which is never a good time to fish this river due to the crowds). This year we had to slide back a few days as needed to avoid the extended July 4th weekend.  

    We will be float fishing on a famed tailwater stretch of the upper Missouri River for 3 days (on Saturday -- Monday this year) out of Craig, Montana each day.  The dry fly and nymph fishing for the big strong rainbow and brown trout in this incredibly abundant fishery is world renowned. (Our club president Willy George loves this place and often stays in his camper there for up to 2 weeks to fish the "Mo" at this time of year, as he has done for many years.)

    We will be fishing with the HeadHunters Fly Shop's guides, some of the very best you'll ever experience. They will supply all the gear required including fly rods, leaders, flies, etc. However, you are welcome to bring your own gear if you desire, especially if you can stick around to fish this river and one or more of the other famous rivers in the area on your own, or with a guide that maybe a couple of you will line up afterword to float or wade/walk with.  

    Sandals or water shoes, rather than waders, are advised on these Missouri River drift boats for most of the warm sunny days at this time of year which, like most areas flanking the Rockies, may offer also a brief afternoon rain shower. However, if you don't bring waders (only bring them because you need them for something else), DO remember to pack a pair of rain pants along with a good-quality rain jacket. One cold, all-day-long rainstorm on our first day on the river a couple years ago taught us this lesson, and there's always the possibility of a cold hailstorm blowing through. 

    There will be an initial Pre-fishout Meeting on Sunday, February 10, at 12:30PM for all those current LTFF Intermediate students who may be interested in this trip.  For those unable to make this Sunday meeting, due to the late email announcement of it, I will be at the club lodge also on Tuesday evening, February 12, at 6:30pm to cover the pre-meeting info again prior to the next day's Montana Fish-out Online Registration Opening on Wednesday, February 13, at 12 noon. The transportation options, logistics, gear, licensing, the fish-out rules, etc. will be covered at these meetings, so do try hard to be there if you can.  I will send out some notes to those who can't make it, but you should look at the pre-meeting as a good opportunity to coordinate your travel plans or to team up for traveling and fishing in the area, or for arranging to share a car rental from one of the local airports. 

    We have rented the Jumping Rainbow Lodge, a large house that is situated right on the river about 8 miles from Craig. We have rented this house for many years now because it makes a great home base for us and there is nothing in town or in the area nearly as big. 

    The tiny town of Craig, MT is located on Interstate I-15 about halfway between the cities of Helena and Great Falls (it's about a 50 mile drive northeast from Helena and a little shorter drive southwest from Great Falls).  If you are planning to fly there, the airports in those two cities are the closest possibilities, but there is also Bozeman, MT which is about a 2-1/2 hour drive away and Missoula, MT, which is probably just about as far. Flights fill up quickly, so start looking at your options and checking available flights and prices now before the first pre-meeting to be able to discuss your preference for driving there or flying to one of these airports. 

    If possible, you want to arrive at the rental house sometime on Friday afternoon, July 12, (since I should be able to get us into the house around 3PM) and you won't need to leave there until 10AM, Tuesday morning, July 16, since we've also rented the house for that Monday night to allow for a full day's fishing on Monday.  Some of you may wish to stay on for a few days of wade fishing the Missouri or local creeks and other rivers, in which case, we'll try to extend our reservation in Jumping Rainbow Lodge, if possible and enough interest, or locate another nearby lodging that's smaller.  

    We will cook our own group dinner on Friday night, but dinner on Saturday and Sunday nights will be catered (which will provide left-overs for Monday night). Lunches will be provided by the guides on Sat.-Mon., and we will have enough food in the house for a quick breakfast each morning and for hors d'oevres and adult beverages for happy hour each afternoon. Volunteering for helping to cook breakfasts and some kitchen clean-up will be covered in the pre-meeting. 

    The total fee for this event this year is $1450, which covers the 3 full days of top-notch guided fishing and gear, 4 nights in the lodge, and all meals and beverages (including wine and beer) for most of those 4 days. It DOES NOT cover your transportation expenses, a Montana fishing license (with a req'd. small conservation fee), or the guides' gratuities. 

    Those who have gone on this fish-out before have had some of their best fishing days ever, and had such a grand time together, that they would go again in a heartbeat if we'd only let them.  So, if you regrettably can't make it, you may be making someone else very happy. 

    This trip is limited to 11 Intermediate students now, so sign up as quickly as you can so that you don't miss out!  Registration will open at 12:00 NOON on Weds., FEBRUARY 13

    Cost:  $1450.00 payable online as a non-refundable registration fee (unless there is someone on the waitlist to replace you).

    Contact for more info: 
    JOHN MURPHY (jmurphy7599@gmail.com) 650-799-1695




    • 09 Aug 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 12 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • North Fork of Yuba River, on Hwy 49 near Sierra City, CA
    • 0
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    This particular fish-out on the North Fork of the Yuba River for the Beginners Class  (Step 1) in the club's Learn to Fly Fish program can open up a world of opportunity for you as a Sierra fly-fisher.  There are hundreds of miles of cool, clear water in the Sierras, very similar to this little river, and they are all holding trout just waiting for you to delicately present a tasty looking fly in their direction.  If you're a 2019 registered LTFF Beginner student, we hope you will be able to join us to begin learning the on-stream knowledge you need to help you enjoy a lifetime of small river fly fishing.  

    Dates:  This mentored fish-out is actually two separate back-to-back 2-day fish-outs, with Group 1 fishing on Friday-Saturday, August 9-10, and Group 2 fishing on Sunday-Monday, August 11-12, 2019.  (These dates were changed from previously announced August 2-3 and 4-5 dates due to unavailability of campsites on those earlier dates.)  

    You can choose which group to register for after clicking on the large "Register" button that appears to the left of this description when the online registration is opened (or above it, if on a smartphone).

    Group 1 students can arrive as early as 3:00pm on Thursday to set up in the reserved campsites and get your gear squared away.  There will be mentors on hand to help you with your fishing gear and we might even get a little fishing in that evening. 

    Group 2 students can arrive as early as 3:00pm on Saturday with the same set-up and organizing opportunities as with Group 1.  However, Group 2 will be going into town on Saturday evening for their hosted restaurant dinner (Group 1 will do the same on Friday evening). 

    Meeting Time:  We will meet at 7:30am each morning in the fish-out leader's campsite to get your mentor assignment and instructions on safety, lunch, etc.  You should be finished with breakfast, fully dressed, with sunscreen applied, and in your waders and boots ready to leave camp.  Wait until your mentor tells you to do so before assembling and stringing your rod since it may be necessary to transport them unassembled.  If you are staying somewhere besides in the campground, be sure to arrive in camp well before 7:30am or risk being left behind. 

    All Group 1 students will have to be ready to break camp early Saturday afternoon at the latest to make room for the arrival of Group 2.  Expect more instructions on the logistics of breaking camp on Saturday at the Friday morning meeting. 

    Meals:  Lunch will be provided on both days for each group.  Typically, we pack a lunch and take it with us so that we don't have to return to camp to eat.  Students should all have small packs, or other means such as large back pockets in fishing vests big enough to carry sandwiches, water bottles, etc.  There will be a hosted group dinner at Sierra Pines Resort (formerly Herrington's) in Sierra City on Friday evening for Group 1 and on Saturday evening for Group 2, seating no later than 6:30pm.  You are on your own for any other dinners and all breakfasts, so plan accordingly.   

    Campground Location:  Most of us will be camping, doubled-up in one of the club's reserved Lower Loop campsites, in the NFS Loganville Campground.   We will head out from there each morning with your mentor to fish different sections of the river. This campground is roughly 17 miles east of Downieville, CA, on State Hwy 49, and is about 1.5 miles west of Sierra City (not to be confused with Sierraville, which is further east over a mountain pass).  GPS Coordinates:  Latitude 39.5647222  Longitude -120.6611111

    Driving Directions:   Suggest entering Downieville, CA or Sierra City, CA in a map app. There are several possible routes, but exiting I-80 in Auburn and following CA Highway 49N along the North Yuba River through Downieville is a fairly direct and particularly scenic route. From this direction, the campground will be on your right (riverside) of the highway, marked only by a Forest Service sign, as the last of at least two campgrounds along this river before reaching Sierra City.  There is a Loganville RV dump Station on the other side of the highway.  Take the right dirt road leaving the highway to reach the Lower Loop. 

    Camping:  This Nat'l. Forest Service campground has two loops situated in dense forest of oak, pine and fir trees which provide ample shade.  The upper loop goes up the hillside to the left and the lower loop goes to the right to level ground, where we have reserved campsites #15, 16, 18, and 19.  These sites should have a reserved tag on the number post with your fish-out leader's name on them.  Each site has been reserved for two tents and vehicles per campsite, so upon arrival pick one that has at least one open spot.  The Loganville Campground is at about 4,100 ft elevation and has pit toilets (outhouses) and fresh (potable) water faucets strategically located throughout the camp.  You are allowed to have fires in the fire pits only, so you may want to bring a little firewood or buy it in town.  There are metal boxes in each campsite for all food storage. 

    Gear:  If you intend to stay in camp, you should have a tent unless you plan to sleep in your vehicle or camper.  It can be downright cool at night so be sure to bring a good sleeping bag, camp pillow, and sleeping pad, mattress, or cot.  Don't forget a headlamp, flashlight, and/or lantern. A camp chair is also recommended.  If you are a newbie to tent camping and would like a more complete checklist of suggested camping gear, please contact the LTFF Program Director.  If you don't own all the camping gear you need, you can often rent it at an REI store, if you choose not to buy this gear now.  

    Other required items include:  warm jacket or fleece for early mornings and evenings, a packable rain jacket (rain pants or a poncho are always good for in-camp when not wearing waders), hat, sunblock, chap stick, bug repellent, polarized sunglasses, and any needed medication and personal hygiene items. Sun buffs and sun gloves are recommended for additional protection.  There is poison oak in the area (if you don't know what that looks like, ask your mentor to show you) so wearing long pants is a good idea when walking in the brush without waders on.

    Required fishing gear should include:  waders (with at least one belt!), wading boots, any wading staff(!), fishing license(!)a fly rod (5wt or lighter), reel with floating line, fly box, nippers, forceps, split-shot, indicators, and maybe a couple 9' lg, 4X leaders, with 4X & 5X tippet in mono and fluoro.  You may choose to wet wade, in which case you should have neoprene guard socks to wear inside boots or wading sandals.  A wading net is optional. 

    Cost:  The registration fee for this fish-out is $220, which covers the two camp lunches, a hosted restaurant dinner with wine or beer, the campground fees, and a starter kit of a dozen or more flies, leader, and tippet material. 

    THIS FISH-OUT IS FOR THE LTFF BEGINNER CLASS ONLY!  Watch for emails further describing this adventure and what you can expect.  We will notify you in early July about a scheduled pre-fish-out meeting for those registered. 

    Program Note:  Those who are registered for a LTFF fish-out and later learn that they can't attend will be solely responsible for finding their own replacement to pay them directly for whatever they can get for their spot if there is no one on the waitlist willing to do so. These fish-outs are necessarily planned and paid for in advance so club refunds are typically not possible.

    Cost:  $220.00


    STEP 1 BEGINNERS - NORTH YUBA RIVER FOR TROUT

    Saturday June 6 & Sunday June 7, 2015

    All Day

    This fish-out can open up a world of opportunity for you as a Sierra Fly-Fisher.  There are hundreds of miles of cool, clear water in the Sierras similar to the North Fork of the Yuba River and, they are holding trout just waiting for you to delicately present a tasty looking fly in their direction.  So, come and join us to gain the knowledge necessary to help enjoy a lifetime of fly fishing.  

    This fish-out will be held on June 6th and 7th 2015.  We will camp at Loganville Campground and explore sections of the river from there.  The campground is roughly thirty five miles east of Downieville CA. and is at about 4,100 ft elevation.  The campground has pit toilets (out house) and fresh (potable) water faucets strategically located throughout the camp.

    Lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday and we will enjoy a good meal and good times at the restaurant in Sierra City.

    THIS FISH-OUT IS FOR BEGINNER CLASS ONLY! 

    NOTICE:  BECAUSE THE CLUB WEB SITE IS EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT bldrcretin@gmail.com TO INFORM ME THAT YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE BEGINNERS PROGRAM.  I WILL KEEP SEPARATE RECORDS SO EVERYONE IS COUNTED AND HAS A CHANCE FOR  THIS GREAT PROGRAM.


    NOTE:  THOSE  WHO HAVE REGISTERED FOR A FISH-OUT AND LATER LEARN THAT THEY CAN'T ATTEND WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FINDING THEIR OWN REPLACEMENT WHO  PAY THEM DIRECTLY  FOR THEIR SPOT -- SINCE FISH-OUTS ARE PLANNED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE CLUB REFUNDS ARE NOT GENERALLY POSSIBLE.




    RSVP Info:

    Members, please log in to RSVP


    Non-members:
        click here to pay online


    RICH STEVENS
    Email: bldrcretin@gmail.com
    Phone: 831-338-4843 

    Cost: $100.00


    STEP 1 BEGINNERS - NORTH YUBA RIVER FOR TROUT

    Saturday June 6 & Sunday June 7, 2015

    All Day

    This fish-out can open up a world of opportunity for you as a Sierra Fly-Fisher.  There are hundreds of miles of cool, clear water in the Sierras similar to the North Fork of the Yuba River and, they are holding trout just waiting for you to delicately present a tasty looking fly in their direction.  So, come and join us to gain the knowledge necessary to help enjoy a lifetime of fly fishing.  

    This fish-out will be held on June 6th and 7th 2015.  We will camp at Loganville Campground and explore sections of the river from there.  The campground is roughly thirty five miles east of Downieville CA. and is at about 4,100 ft elevation.  The campground has pit toilets (out house) and fresh (potable) water faucets strategically located throughout the camp.

    Lunch will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday and we will enjoy a good meal and good times at the restaurant in Sierra City.

    THIS FISH-OUT IS FOR BEGINNER CLASS ONLY! 

    NOTICE:  BECAUSE THE CLUB WEB SITE IS EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT bldrcretin@gmail.com TO INFORM ME THAT YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE BEGINNERS PROGRAM.  I WILL KEEP SEPARATE RECORDS SO EVERYONE IS COUNTED AND HAS A CHANCE FOR  THIS GREAT PROGRAM.


    NOTE:  THOSE  WHO HAVE REGISTERED FOR A FISH-OUT AND LATER LEARN THAT THEY CAN'T ATTEND WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FINDING THEIR OWN REPLACEMENT WHO  PAY THEM DIRECTLY  FOR THEIR SPOT -- SINCE FISH-OUTS ARE PLANNED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE CLUB REFUNDS ARE NOT GENERALLY POSSIBLE.




    RSVP Info:

    Members, please log in to RSVP


    Non-members:
        click here to pay online


    RICH STEVENS
    Email: bldrcretin@gmail.com
    Phone: 831-338-4843 

    Cost: $100.00


Questions? Please direct your inquiries to the appropriate mail box:

Our Mailing Address:  Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club  ·  P.O. Box 591476  ·  San Francisco, CA 94159

General Information:

club.ggacc@gmail.com

Rondy Program:

rondy.ggacc@gmail.com

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